Just so you know, we really appreciate any comments. Unfortunately, the spammers have nearly destroyed the comments section.
Many of you have made valuable contributions over the years with comments, which are much appreciated. However, the internet is treacherous to open sites, such as ours has been.
The site is bombarded with hundreds or even thousands of spam messages every day. As a result, we have been forced to require contributors to sign in officially.
We realize the authentication process is not user friendly. We hear rumors that more efficient ways of identifying real comments may be in the works. For now, however, we request that you go through the signup steps. It would be a shame to see the flow of relevant comments come to a close.